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St. George Area
Mountain Bike Trails

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Anasazi.  Trail complex within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Multiple riding options, from easy to technical. Petroglyphs, views of the river gorge. Out-and-back on main trail 6.6 miles. Some cliff-side riding. From Anasazi Valley TH, easy family ride to native American farm site and rock art. Season year-round.
Barrel RollPopular Hit!  6-mile loop within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Moderate total climbing but gentle and steady. Views of area. Intermediate technical. Season year-round.
Barrel Trail.  Trail links top of Green Valley raceway DH course (or hillclimb) to the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead, with multiple riding options. Some easily-accessed (but hard to do) off-trail stunt areas including gap jumps and drops. Season year-round.
Bearclaw PoppyA Must-Ride Classic! Singletrack winds around the mesa from Green Valley to Bloomington. Famous Three Fingers of Death, acid drops with Clavicle Hill, and Roller Coaster. Easier technical with some short "walkable" sections of advanced technical. Light climb. Season year-round.
Black Brush.  Starts at the Barrel Roll trailhead. Signed for horse and foot traffic. 4.2-mile lariat loop within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Please reserve this one for non-bicycle users. Views of area and into Santa Clara River gorge. Season year-round. [information]
Bloomington Micro-Loop. Quick 6-mile ride in the desert west of Bloomington, 2/3 singletrack, intermediate technical, very little climbing. Season year-round.
Bluff Street Cliffs. Also called Owen's Trail. Short singletrack and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Intermediate technical, mild climb. Season year-round.
Broken Mesa Rim. Awesome technical downhill singletrack. For skilled riders, full suspension recommended. Moderate initial climb then long downhill. Loop or point-to-point with shuttle. Season year-round.
Church Rocks. Loop west of I-15 between Washington and Quail Creek. Slickrock and some singletrack. Mild climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.
City Creek - Rusty Cliffs. Popular ride from the red cliffs north of St. George to the northern border of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, along the road to Veyo. Mild climb, intermediate technical, alternate route has advanced-technical slickrock. Season year-round.
Cove Wash. Washbottom ride in the Santa Clara Preserve area, shared with ATVs. 4 miles to a viewpoint over the Cottonwood Wash breaks. Connects to alternate ride options and to Stucki Spring. Season year-round.
Dino Cliffs Trail. Open rock and desert singletrack, as out-and-back, loop ride, or as a route to Church Rocks or Prospector. Eastern end suitable for beginners. Loop is just over 4 miles, minimal climbing. Season year-round.
Green Valley.  See Bearclaw Poppy Trail, above.

Little Purgatory  This is a six-mile loop with a highly technical descent over rough rock. Moderate climbing, via the Historic Babylon trail. Recommended for experts only. Season year-round as snow and rain allows.

Icehouse Trail  This is a six-mile downhill romp from the base of the Pine Valley Mountains down to Washington. Shuttle or 18-mile loop. Season March through early December.

Nephi's Twist  Nephi's Twist is a short doubletrack ride up a colorful wash near La Verkin. The non-official version includes a highly technical ridge-line ride. But this singletrack can only be found by those who know exactly where it is. Season March through early December.
Owens Trail. Also called Bluff Street Cliffs Trail. Short singletrack and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Intermediate technical, mild climb. Season year-round.
Paradise Canyon. Short loop north of St. George. Features the easier Turtle Wall trail along the sandstone. Links to other trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Preserve. A little climbing, intermediate technical overall. Season year-round.
Pioneer Park and Pioneer Rim. Slickrock area on top of the cliffs north of St. George. Two rides: quick and easy; longer and technical. Pioneer Rim has a little climbing, upper-intermediate to advanced technical. Season year-round.
Prospector Trail. This intermediate-technical trail runs along cliffs from Leeds to Washington. Dirt singletrack, little climbing. Connects to Church Rocks. Season year-round.
Quarry Trail. This easy, short trail extends from the St. George airport to a basalt quarry site on Black Hill, where rock was quarried for the Mormon temple foundation. Trivial climbing, easy technical. Season year-round.
Raceway at GreenValley. This race loop starts in the valley between the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead and Green Valley, just southwest of St. George. Moderate climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.
Red Mountain Trail. Not recommended. A wilderness study area has closed all but the first 0.9 miles of the trail. You can't bike to the viewpoint any more. The trail is a 2.7 mile ledge-and-rock-strewn climb from Diamond Valley to an overlook above Snow Canyon, northwest St. George. Moderate climb, advanced technical. Season March-December. (Note: There is a "Red Mountain Trail" at Cedar City -- please see Southern Plateau section.)
Rhythm and Blues. Expert-level small loop ride on the skirts of a mesa overlooking US-9 and the Quail Creek road. Short up-and-downs. Season March through December.
Rim Rock, Rim Runner, Rim Rambler, Rim Reaper Trails. In the Santa Clara River Preserve, this system of trails offers various riding options, including easier or more difficult rides. Ride described is 6.7 miles with 600 feet of climbing. Season year-round.
Santa Clara River Preserve. Singletrack trails just southwest of Santa Clara. Links to trails within the preserve on this page. Season year-round.
Sidewinder Trail. Singletrack trail, 5 miles with options for longer rides using Barrel Roll. Intermediate-plus technical, a mile of moderate climbing. Season year-round.
Snakepit Trail. Short trail connecting the two sides of the Stucki Springs trail. Offers several different ride combinations from Bloomington, Green Valley, or even Santa Clara. See also Stucki Springs page.
Snow West Canyon Trail. Graded roadway climbs up West Canyon from the bottom of Snow Canyon, north of Ivins. Easy technical, light climb. Season year-round.
Snow Canyon Loop. Paved bike trail that loops from the northwest corner of St. George, through Ivins, and Snow Canyon. (A short stretch in upper Snow Canyon requires use of the road.) Easy technical, but a moderate climb. Season year-round.
St. George Paved Trails.  Photos and map of paved trails in West St. George: Lava Flow, Halfway Wash, Sand Hollow. Summary and links to Snow Canyon Loop and Virgin River Parkway. Easy technical. Season year-round. 
Stucki Springs. Singletrack rocks and rolls through the desert south of Santa Clara, to join the Bearclaw Poppy trail at Clavicle Hill. Loop option using the Raceway. Some climbing. Intermediate technical. Season year-round. 
Suicidal Tendencies. This trail istarts off the top of Sidewinder in the Santa Clara riding area. You'll need to walk your bike through some areas that still need work. It's a very tough trail with steep exposures and tight switchbacks. Season year-round.
Sunshine Loop. Gravel road with singletrack "main event" forms a loop right at the Arizona border southeast of St. George. Easier-intermediate technical, light climbing. Season year-round.

Toquerville Falls  This is an old favorite ride for the local teens. It's a dirt road to Toquerville Falls. It's 12 miles round trip, and you have to climb over a mountain to get there.  Total climbing will be 2300. Season March through November.
Virgin River Parkway. Paved bike trail from Bloomington into St. George, following the Virgin River. Very easy technical, no climbing. Season year-round. 
Zen Trail. New Favorite!  6-mile loop in Green Valley on the southwest corner of St. George. Offers quite a bit of advanced-technical challenges, moderate climbing. Season year-round. 

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